Studies from the Physiological Laboratory in the University of Cambridge


    THIS volume of 165 pages, together with numerous elaborate plates—the largest of the Cambridge Biological “Studies”yet published—is a most pleasing indication of a vigorous spirit of research in a body which has by many been thought to be solely educational. It is not, indeed, the number of the memoirs and papers here collected, but their quality, which makes them worthy of the university whose name they bear on the title-page. In quantity they are far from commensurate with the latent means and opportunities of the colleges and University of Cambridge, but in their thoroughness and dignity they display a spirit which would do honour to any university. They represent a new feature in the history of biological science in this country, viz., the recognised official charge of biological research in high places, where it has been too long neglected. The Biological and Physiological School of Cambridge is a rare and valuable “sport”in the offspring of an organism of decided conservative tendencies: may we not hope that, ere long, Oxford will give birth to a similar healthy monster?

    Studies from the Physiological Laboratory in the University of Cambridge.

    Edited by the Trinity Prælector in Physiology. Part III. (Cambridge: Printed at the University Press, 1877.)

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